Tommy's Flooring in Fredericton damaged by fire

Fredericton fire investigators are looking for the cause of a blaze that damaged a downtown business on Friday night.

It took firefighters 3 hours to put out the blaze that affected several downtown businesses

Investigators are looking for the cause of a fire at Tommy's Flooring Canada. (Shane Fowler/CBC)

Fire investigators continue to seek the cause of a blaze that damaged to a multi-business building in downtown Fredericton business on Friday night.

The fire at Tommy's Flooring on King Street was reported at 9 p.m. Fredericton Fire Department crews were on the scene most of the night. 

Platoon Cpt. Peter McMurtrie said it took three hours to extinguish the flames.

"The damage was confined to one area of the building — it was large storage area or warehouse area, and there was smoke damage to the rest of the building," he said. 

Other businesses affected by the fire are Capital Pool and Spa and Wave Lengths Hair and Esthetics.

There was no one in the building at the time of the fire but one firefighter did sustain minor injuries. 

Tommy's Flooring Canada was damaged by fire Friday night. (Shane Fowler/CBC)
The building's owner Steve Burgess posted a message Saturday morning on Facebook. 

"Just wanted to take a quick second to thank all who have taken their time to message me and my family during this time. We experienced a serious structure fire to a commercial building we own downtown.

I can't thank the Fredericton Fire Department enough for what they have done and how hard they fought this blaze! And thank you to my new family at the Fredericton Police Force for keeping everyone safe so fast while the FFD fought the fire for nearly eight hours." 

Burgess said he had the three businesses in his thoughts due to the losses they suffered. 

"Mainly, no one was injured and the building after all is just a building and we will all recover in time. Thanks again friends!"


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